The Legal Education, Advocacy, and Protections (LEAP) Project for Youth Experiencing Homelessness
Unaccompanied youth experiencing homelessness face legal barriers that prevent them from meeting their basic needs and trap them in cycles of harm. Young people who identify as members of the LGBTQ+ community or are transitioning out of the foster care system are particularly vulnerable, and their experiences with marginalization can increase their legal needs.
MA Appleseed works to build a more robust legal safety net for youth experiencing homelessness to assist them on their journey towards stability. We provide know-your-rights resources and trainings to young people and the adults who work with them, mobilize the broader legal community, and develop and advocate for powerful policy reforms.
Through this project, we aim to help Massachusetts’ most vulnerable young people leap into a brighter, more secure future, ready to achieve their ambitions with confidence and excitement.
Does your organization work with young people experiencing homelessness or housing instability?
Request a know-your-rights training.